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CuriosityKills

Crossville, TN

#1 Jun 27, 2011
I have a family relative who is about to turn 18. Her boyfriend is close to two years younger than her and I'm wanting to know what the laws on an adult dating a minor are. Can anyone help me?
well hun

United States

#2 Jun 27, 2011
depends on if they're havin sex. 2 years isnt a big deal though. in tn, the stat. rape law says minors can have relations with adults no more than 4 years over 18 im pretty sure. and the age of consent is 13 i believe... not positive so dont hold me 2 it!
wayne

United States

#3 Jun 27, 2011
16 is the age of consent and as long as there nomore than five years older
Shirley

Crossville, TN

#4 Jun 28, 2011
I'm 59 and have been dating a 18yr old for 2yrs now. Is it legal for me to keep dating him?
Thinking is hard for some

Cookeville, TN

#5 Jun 28, 2011
Yall need to double check the law for your self because I don't think much of this info is correct. There is no law against dating anybody. Where you get into trouble is having sex with ANYBODY under 18.
mrs potter

Fairview, TN

#6 Jun 28, 2011
Research T.C.A 39-13-506. In Tennessee, adults can only have sexual relations with other adults.
The age of consent under Tennessee Law is eighteen (18).You must also define sexual relations and or penetration.In Tennessee, sexual penetraton is all forms of fellatio/cunnilingus (oral)/sodomy, and the emission of semen is not required. TN laws are very strict when it comes to Statutory Rape. Even with charges such as Solicitation of a minor - in this law there is no stipulation about age difference. If you are over 18 and solicit a minor under 18 it is a violation of the law and it is a felony charge.
JustLittleOldMeH ere

Oakdale, TN

#7 Jun 28, 2011
Tennessee's age of consent is 18 years old. An 18 year old can be with a 14 year old as long as the minor's parents are okay with it. I have done the research on this.

Since: Jun 11

Fairview, TN

#8 Jun 28, 2011
JustLittleOldMeHere wrote:
Tennessee's age of consent is 18 years old. An 18 year old can be with a 14 year old as long as the minor's parents are okay with it. I have done the research on this.
Good luck with that.
JustLittleOldMeH ere

Oakdale, TN

#9 Jun 28, 2011
Mrs Potter wrote:
<quoted text> Good luck with that.
I don't need luck. I'm with someone a year older than me.

Since: Jun 11

Fairview, TN

#10 Jun 28, 2011
You can not be 18+ and have sexual relations with a minor. Consensual or nonconsensual. Parents can not consent to their minor being in a sexual relationship with an adult. It is a TN state law. A parent can not consent to their child breaking the law. However, they can consent to marriage. Not sure what your situation is, but the good luck pertained to an 18 yr old dating a 14 yr old.
JustLittleOldMeH ere

Oakdale, TN

#11 Jun 28, 2011
Mrs Potter wrote:
You can not be 18+ and have sexual relations with a minor. Consensual or nonconsensual. Parents can not consent to their minor being in a sexual relationship with an adult. It is a TN state law. A parent can not consent to their child breaking the law. However, they can consent to marriage. Not sure what your situation is, but the good luck pertained to an 18 yr old dating a 14 yr old.
If that were the case one of my friends would be in jail right now. When his minor of a girl friend's parents said that they knew the two were sexually intimate and were okay with them being so the police did nothing. So please tell me why they didn't push the issue.

Since: Jun 11

Fairview, TN

#12 Jun 28, 2011
Was there a charge filed, because i'm wondering why the police were notified to begin with if the parents were okay? More simply, why were the police involved? And what sane parent of a fourteen year old would be okay with them having sex with anyone, much less an eighteen yr old? If you think it's legal then do a little experiment. Call the police and report it anonymously. See what kind of outcome you get.
CuriosityKills

Crossville, TN

#13 Jun 28, 2011
Mrs Potter wrote:
You can not be 18+ and have sexual relations with a minor. Consensual or nonconsensual. Parents can not consent to their minor being in a sexual relationship with an adult. It is a TN state law. A parent can not consent to their child breaking the law. However, they can consent to marriage. Not sure what your situation is, but the good luck pertained to an 18 yr old dating a 14 yr old.
Thank you. This answered my question exactly.(:

Since: Jun 11

Fairview, TN

#14 Jun 28, 2011
You're very welcome.
JustLittleOldMeH ere

Oakdale, TN

#15 Jun 28, 2011
Mrs Potter wrote:
Was there a charge filed, because i'm wondering why the police were notified to begin with if the parents were okay? More simply, why were the police involved? And what sane parent of a fourteen year old would be okay with them having sex with anyone, much less an eighteen yr old? If you think it's legal then do a little experiment. Call the police and report it anonymously. See what kind of outcome you get.
The person who called the police did call anonymously, and the police questioned the girls parents. The couple themselves told the police they were sexually intimate. The parents did not press charges nor did the state pick it up. Also, they are 15 and 19, but either way it is four years.

Since: Jun 11

Fairview, TN

#16 Jun 28, 2011
It doesn't matter what you think in this argument. You are wrong. You can not consent to your child breaking the law. The only answer in this situation is that you live in a town where the welfare of a child is thrown out the window. I feel sorry for this child, and that his/her parents don't have enough good judgement to tell their child that having sex at 15 is a bad idea. State will not pick up charges that are not reported, by the way.
Sick

Crossville, TN

#17 Jun 28, 2011
Shirley wrote:
I'm 59 and have been dating a 18yr old for 2yrs now. Is it legal for me to keep dating him?
Legal but SICK in my opinion. What are you thinking???
Sodom

Crossville, TN

#18 Jun 29, 2011
This whole topic is sick. Its only in recent history that you had to be 18 to have sex. Bullcrap! All of history has,(without the meddling bible and their effects on laws) shown that women of bearing age should be married, age of bearing didn't matter. Only now in this perverted age, has these ridiculous laws been made. Your god made them able to bear children at ages 12 and up. Some extreme cases of earlier. Why would your god do that? In the Bible it was fine to marry a girl of age. And a man was of age when he could bring home the meat.
So god is wrong to have women develop early. Only now in this age of stupidity, is stupid king. You grandparents here in TN and the rest of the country were marrying at age 12 and above. Now, your grandparents should be prosecuted, for being perverts and pedo's. butholes all of you.
Who gives you the right to declare a legal age?

Since: Jun 11

Fairview, TN

#19 Jun 29, 2011
Sodom wrote:
This whole topic is sick. Its only in recent history that you had to be 18 to have sex. Bullcrap! All of history has,(without the meddling bible and their effects on laws) shown that women of bearing age should be married, age of bearing didn't matter. Only now in this perverted age, has these ridiculous laws been made. Your god made them able to bear children at ages 12 and up. Some extreme cases of earlier. Why would your god do that? In the Bible it was fine to marry a girl of age. And a man was of age when he could bring home the meat.
So god is wrong to have women develop early. Only now in this age of stupidity, is stupid king. You grandparents here in TN and the rest of the country were marrying at age 12 and above. Now, your grandparents should be prosecuted, for being perverts and pedo's. butholes all of you.
Who gives you the right to declare a legal age?
God also gave dogs vaginas, that doesn't make it okay to screw them. There's a law against that also. Take care.

JVR

Since: Apr 11

Palatine, IL

#20 Jun 29, 2011
Mrs Potter wrote:
It doesn't matter what you think in this argument. You are wrong. You can not consent to your child breaking the law. The only answer in this situation is that you live in a town where the welfare of a child is thrown out the window. I feel sorry for this child, and that his/her parents don't have enough good judgement to tell their child that having sex at 15 is a bad idea. State will not pick up charges that are not reported, by the way.
Information is useless without citation. Here is my CITED information.

TENNESSEE COMPILATION OF SELECTED LAWS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, 2010 EDITION

TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED

Title 39 Criminal Offenses

Chapter 13 Offenses Against Person

Part 5 -Sexual Offenses

39-13-506. Statutory rape.-

(a) Mitigated statutory rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant, or of the defendant by the victim when the victim is at least fifteen (15) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant is at least four (4) but not more than five (5) years older than the victim.

(b) Statutory rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant or of the defendant by the victim when:

(1) The victim is at least thirteen (13) but less than fifteen (15) years of age and the defendant is at least four (4) years but less than ten (10) years older than the victim; or

(2) The victim is at least fifteen (15) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant is more than five (5) but less than ten (10) years older than the victim.

(c) Aggravated statutory rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant, or of the defendant by the victim when the victim is at least thirteen (13) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant is at least ten (10) years older than the victim.

(d)(1) Mitigated statutory rape is a Class E felony.

(2) Statutory rape is a Class E felony.

(3) Aggravated statutory rape is a Class D felony.

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